John Flynn Placement Program

JFPP is a widely recognised program that aims to give students exposure to the same rural community over an extended period of time.  Students must complete eight weeks of placements over a number of years in the same location, which can be anywhere in Australia.  Financial assistance for travel is given, as is a weekly allowance to cover living expenses.

Click here for more information about the application process.

Past JFPP experiences:

John Flynn Placement Program in Bundaberg ~ Elise Witter, MD3 Student

TROHPIQ Toowoomba Representative, Toowoomba Trip Convenor, Cherbourg Trip Convenor

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Elise at the Cherbourg Trip 2017

JFPP in Bundaberg was definitely an eye opening experience! Living and working with my mentor I got to see a side of rural general practice that you’d never got to see otherwise, from visiting nursing homes to performing minor procedures at the patient’s home after hours.   I gained a real appreciation of how important rural GPs are to their community, and how much of an impact they can make. The community was so warm and welcoming, and my mentor toured me around the coast to see the sights (including the rum factory!). All the doctors at the practice took it upon themselves to make sure I had the best experience, facilitating my attendance in surgeries, cancer clinics, telehealth, generalist training sessions and even the UQ rural clinical school invited me over to participate in a clinical skills workshop. It was great to be immersed in the community and to get hands on experience, and I can’t wait to go back!

Featured photo by Fiona Edwards